Royals News Bites - May 6-8, 2011
Reading boss Brian McDermott was named the Championship's manager of the month for April. Congratulations to Brian!
Our chairman Sir John Madejski has thanked the Royals fans for their support over the season and has praise for Brian and the players for making the play-offs.
It seems our centre-back is eligible for the Republic of Ireland, and the former Scotland U21 defender would be happy to answer the call from Giovanni Trapattoni.
Our Irish striker was named the fans player of the season for the first time, winning the award ahead of Jimmy Kebe and Jem Karacan.
Our manager had a feeling we'd get Cardiff in the play-offs and they even booked their hotel there.
Sir John wants us to make it up via the play-offs to soften the blow of the last couple of play-off runs and also believes PL football would be a boost to the entire town.
The retiring Robbie Savage has thanked Reading fans for the send off they gave him on Saturday and has backed us for the play-offs.
Reading blogger Floyd looks back on Reading's play-off history.